Verdict: Frances Andrade may not have killed herself

The coroner in the hearing into the death of the violinist Frances Andrade, who died after giving evidence against the Chetham’s predator Mike Brewer, has ruled he cannot be certain Ms Andrade intended to take her own life.

She had been medicated with a number of anti-depressants and, said the coroner, had been badly let down by social and mental health services.

The coroner, Richard Travers, added: ‘Her reason to overdose was not to kill herself but was a way to cope with the [Brewer] court case.’

The verdict was welcomed by her widower, Levine Andrade.

BBC report here.

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